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The house that Driller Mike built
Driller Mike is long gone—on to his next job, like a salesman traveling from town to town—but his works may be looked upon at Westside Park. Driller Mike was, of course, the nickname of the 400-foot, $11.6 million machine used to bore a five-mile tunnel deep beneath the streets of Atlanta. When the project finished in 2020, water began to flow through the tunnel from the Chattahoochee River, filling the 2.4-billion-gallon quarry at the park’s center.
At the old Bellwood quarry, a submerged history of racist violence
Located on the site of present-day Westside Park—the city’s premier new greenspace, a rambling campus surrounding a shimmering reservoir—Bellwood was one of a number of chain gang camps in Atlanta and across the state that lasted into the second half of the 20th century.
50 Ways to Play Outside in Atlanta and Beyond
Time to get outside and play! From basketball to fishing to hiking to hanging out in a hammock, here's 50 great things to do outdoors around Atlanta.
Where—and how—Atlantans want to live now
The pandemic changed everything. We've never thought more about how and where we want to live—and how we can make room for everyone. What are the options now in metro Atlanta?
Best of Atlanta 2021: See
Our 2021 Best of Atlanta picks for things you should see—comedians, theater, parks, dance, art, and more.
Everything you need to know about Atlanta’s new Westside Park
From getting there to the best trails and amenities, here are some tips for visiting Atlanta’s newest park.
Perfect picnic fare from Atlanta restaurants (and the best places to spread out a blanket)
With more restaurants intent on offering food that travels well, the options for picnic fare are arguably better than ever.
Big Atlanta development ideas to watch in 2021
What's happening with the Gulch, the park over GA 400, Westside Park, Path400, and more.
Route unveiled to extend Atlanta BeltLine into more west side neighborhoods
The BeltLine section that now bends through neighborhoods such as Adair Park, West End, and Westview is making strides to become significantly longer. Exactly which route the Westside Trail might take as it grows toward the 22-mile loop’s eventual top end in Buckhead is becoming clearer, too.
What’s happening with Westside Park in northwest Atlanta?
Next month, crews will put the final touches on a 350-foot deep reservoir holding 2.4 billion gallons of water Atlanta can tap in case of an emergency. Later on, they’ll cut the ribbon on the surrounding park, the city’s largest.
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